Las Cruces, New Mexico: Recycled Roadrunner
Made of refuse from a local dump; 20 feet tall, 40 feet long. Disappeared in 2011, returned to its former spot in June 2014 -- now perched on a fake rock. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Recycled Roadrunner
He's back! (after being down for repairs and improvements. We were delighted to find it standing tall)[Carol, 12/02/2014]
According to the Las Cruces Sun News, the Roadrunner is currently at the artist's home being refurbished.[Steve McIlree, 02/16/2012]
The roadrunner has been given an all-new set of junk by its creator, Olin Calk, and debuted for one day, Earth Day 2012, at Las Cruces' downtown Young Park. Then it went back into the shop for more recycling.
I visited the Las Cruces Roadrunner for the first time in nine years, and the old bird is still standing sentinel over I-10. But he's looking a bit worse for wear, especially around the tail area where the metal frame is clearly exposed. Though I do not know for sure, my guess is visitors have been picking souvenirs off the bird. Still, this is an impressive sight visible for miles traveling west on I-10. I'll be sure to stop next time I'm on the way through.[Robot Greg, 01/05/2011]
After a night's rainstorm, I left my hotel in the morning and discovered a beautiful rainbow over Las Cruces, NM. As I headed to the recycled roadrunner I caught an awesome sight as the rainbow looked fabulous in the background...[Daniel Ponti, 01/25/2010]